Phone: 510-535-3880 ext. 5100
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Mr. Marcos Garcia
Greetings UFSA Family:
I would like to begin by stating that it is an honor to join the UFSA family. I look forward to establishing strong working relationships and supporting the notion of family. I use the term family because I believe in the importance of family and that we will work together and come to depend on each other as a family. I want to acknowledge and praise the work that you have done to raise the level of instruction of our students to new levels. I have heard many accolades from every person I have met about the staff, students, and families of UFSA.
A little about me, this will be my 18th year in education. Originally from Los Angeles, I began my teaching career as middle school teacher in LAUSD. Initially I taught 6th grade core, which included: math, science, and social studies. In my second year I decided to specialize in social studies because in my undergraduate work I discovered my passion for history and social justice. Eleven years ago my family and I moved to the Bay Area to attend graduate school. I was given the opportunity to teach middle and high school social studies courses in Emery Unified while I completed the coursework to obtain a master’s degree in educational leadership and administrative credential through the Principal Leadership Institute at UC Berkeley. I began my administrative work in WCCUSD, where I served as assistant principal at El Cerrito H.S. for two years serving the communities of Richmond and El Cerrito. Following that experience I served as principal at Riverside Elementary serving the communities of San Pablo and Richmond for three years. Most recently I served as principal at Longfellow Middle where I served the South Berkeley community for four years. In all my experiences one thing has remained a constant, my resolve to serve the underserved and to be an agent of change.
I am excited to embark on this new journey with you. Our end result will be a partnership that places the social and academic needs of our students and community first.
“Si se puede!”